Author Topic: Good numbers of striped bass on the Chesapeake  (Read 1553 times)

Offline Jeff Little

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Good numbers of striped bass on the Chesapeake
« on: 05/05/14 21:31 UTC »
The mid 40 inch range stripers I caught back in February have been elusive since then.  I had a good trip today in terms of numbers though.  Most of them came on a 1 oz Style 9 (less snaggy in the rip rap) or Shad Head with a 7 inch sluggo hand pour.  I'm trying thinner profiles to see if the hookup percentages are any better.  They were, and I think that I have a good smaller profile set up to put in my kids hands this weekend so they can get numbers.  There's a nice 18 to 20 inch year class out there, so they should get the hang of jigging this summer with some expendable baits.


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Re: Good numbers of striped bass on the Chesapeake
« Reply #1 on: 05/06/14 07:08 UTC »
I lOve me some Stripers.  Fight hard and eat great...and they're good looking fish.  And I'll always agree with thinner, more slender baits.  Highly underrated and underestimated...which isn't really a bad thing, IMO.
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Re: Good numbers of striped bass on the Chesapeake
« Reply #2 on: 05/06/14 08:38 UTC »
Nice fish!!!!!!!  Those are the good eating size!!! although catching the big ones are a blast.  Haven't had a chance to fish them in a long!!!!!!!!!!!! time. 

Offline tom1441

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Re: Good numbers of striped bass on the Chesapeake
« Reply #3 on: 05/06/14 18:24 UTC »
Get them out on the flats in havre de grace?